The Presidential Republic

  • Jean Blondel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: The Need to Study the ‘ Presidential Republic’ as a General Phenomenon of Contemporary Government

  3. The General Characteristics of the Phenomenon of the Presidential Republic

  4. Presidential Republics in a Comparative Historical Perspective

  5. Presidential Republics: Their Past and Their Future

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 322-339

About this book


This book is about a variety of national arrangements and practices, whose common characteristics are to constitute 'presidential republics' and which as such have become the main form of government in the contemporary world.


European Union (EU) government parliament

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean Blondel
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert Schuman Center for Advanced StudiesEuropean University InstituteFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Department of GovernmentUniversity of EssexColchesterEngland

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